Donald Trump has been holding a Task Force Press Conferences on the Coronavirus almost daily since the end of March. I want to review some of Trump’s comments, statements, tweets, etc., and also some other newsworthy facts about these briefings.
Disturbing Statements On COVID 19 By Trump
1) Trump states: “So we have the biggest economy, the greatest economy we have ever had, the highest employment numbers, the best employment numbers, best unemployment numbers, also, the best of everything.”.
Trump says that the economy was the best in history of the country all the time (which still doesn’t make it true). Oh and also we had the best of everything, what does that mean?
2) Trump states: “And so the story in New York Times was a total fake. It’s a fake newspaper and they write fake stories.”.
The New York Times story was based almost entirely on documents and emails, not anonymous quotes. So, did someone fake all those internal memos and emails?
3) Trump states: “So we could give you hundreds of clips like that from governors, including Democratic, or Democrat, as I call them, governors, which is actually the correct term.”.
“Democrat” is not actually the correct term. The word “Democrat” is a noun and, therefore can’t be used to describe a party. “Democratic” is an adjective—and can. The reason Trump says “Democrat” Party isn’t because of grammar, of course, it’s because he (and many other Republicans) don’t like the idea of people perceiving their opponents as the “democratic” ones.
4) Trump states: “There are a lot of people that would have said, let’s ride it out.”.
Who?, in any sort of prominent medical or political position was saying that federal and state government should do nothing to deal with the spread of the coronavirus.
Press Conference On 04/23/2020
Here is one of the last statements made at the Press Conference Briefings, that I want people to be aware of, this is probably the most important one, (even though there are so many more), this statement by Donald Trump happened on 04/23/2020.
Trump’s Statement: “So supposing we hit the body with a tremendous-whether it’s ultraviolet-or just very powerful light-and I think you said that hasn’t been checked but you’re going to test it. And then I said supposing you brought the light inside the body, which you can do either through the skin or in some other way, and I think you said, you’re going to test that too. It sounds interesting.”.
Trump continued, “And then I see the disinfectant, where it knocks it out in a minute. One minute. And is there a way we can do something like that, by injecting it inside or almost a cleaning. Because you see it gets in the lungs and it does a tremendous number on the lungs. So it would be interesting to check that. So that, you’re going to have to use medical doctors with. But is sounds-it sounds interesting to me.”.
During this time when he was making these remarks at the Coronavirus Task Force Briefings, he looked at Bryan and Dr. Deborah Birx, a member of his task force, as if posing his suggestions to them.
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The next day, when asked this question, of why he would suggest people ingest cleaning fluids into their bodies? He said that he was being sarcastic, and he was talking to reporters, and the “fake news” that they report. He also said that he was looking at Bryan and Deborah, but it was sarcastic and meant for the media. (NOT TRUE).
What Did Trump Do In February On The Coronavirus
It is summed up in one word. NOTHING, he did nothing to combat the coronavirus in the month of February. Here is what he did do in the month of February:
1) Feb. 1-2 Golf and Super Bowl party at Mar-A-Lago
2) Feb. 10 MAGA Rally in New Hampshire
3) Feb. 14-16 Golf at Mar-A-Lago, fundraiser in Palm Beach, then Daytona 500
4) Feb. 18-19 Trump property in Las Vegas, Maga Rally in Arizona
5) Feb. 20 MAGA Rally in Colorado
6) Feb. 20-21 Trump property in Las Vegas and another MAGA Rally
7) Feb. 24-25 Visited India
8) Feb. 28 MAGA Rally in Charleston, where he spoke about the coronavirus, this is a “Democratic Hoax”, he stated at this rally.
9) Feb. 29 Spoke at CPAC, rubbed against a flag.
When asked by a reporter during the propaganda video during a press briefing, Trump had no response. He quoted Jan. casualty figures and claimed he did, “A lot.”. and said he would give the reporters a list. The list had nothing about the coronavirus, except for when he closed the flights from China, everything else was how he quoted numbers on the coronavirus and said he had everything under control, and anyone could get a test, who wanted one. Well we now know this is not true. Nothing of merit or no national plan on how or what we were going to do about the pandemic itself.
What CNN-Don Lemon Is Saying About Press Conferences
CNN Primetime host Don Lemon railed against cable networks opting to air President Donald then goes on to say: “Trump’s daily coronavirus press conferences in full, arguing the briefings have turned into Trump’s old reality TV show, The Apprentice. Lemon began, “I have said, I don’t think you should really listen to what he says, you should listen to what the experts say. I’m not actually sure if you want to be honest that we should carry that live.”
Lemon also comments: “I think we should run snippets. I think we should do it afterwords and get the pertinent points to the American people. Because he’s never, ever going to tell you the truth. Guess what he’s going to do? If you ask a question that is a legit imate question, and if he doesn’t like the question, he’s going to say…that is a mean, nasty question.”. Why? says Lemon: “Because he wants his base to think the medias being mean to him and they’re attacking him.”. Lemon adds: “It’s all a plot. It is all orchestrated, and if you can’t see it. I don’t know-I don’t know what you’re looking at.”.
Donald Trump’s Tweets On Press Briefings About Coronavirus
“President Trump is a ratings hit. Since reviving the daily White House briefing Mr. Trump and his coronavirus updates have attracted an average audience of 8.5 million on cable news, roughly the viewership of the season finale of ‘The Bachelor’. Numbers continuing to rise…”.
Tweeted by DonaldTrump@realDonaldTrump on March 29, 2020
“….On Monday, nearly 12.2 million people watched Mr. Trump’s briefing on CNN, Fox News and MSNBC, according to Nielson-‘Monday Night Football’ numbers. Millions more are watching on ABC, CBS, NBC and online streaming sites, and the audience is expanding. On Monday. Fox News…alone attracted 6.2 million viewers for the president’s briefings-an astounding number for a 6 p.m. cable broadcast, more akin to the viewership for a popular prime-time sitcom…”.
Tweeted by DonaldTrump@realDonaldTrump on March 29, 2020
There has been other tweets during these horrific times, and it is disturbing to know that our President is thinking about ratings, as thousands of Americans are dying.
Let us not forget that in February 2020, President Trump was assuring us that the U.S. only had 15 cases and they would be down to zero in no time-and now, he thinks that any number below 2.2 million deaths, is proof that his genius leadership (which there has been none) saved hundreds of thousands of lives.
Remember back in February, Trump basically did nothing but talk about numbers, golf and hold rallies, let alone taut that this was a Democratic Hoax at one of his MAGA Rally. He also said that this virus had cold like symptoms, or more like the flu and would go away in April, when the weather got warmer. His words, not mine.
I also want to add that, Yes, it’s true that President Trump did shut down flights from China in January, however the virus was and had already spread to Europe by then. He was also briefed on this virus in late December by his foreign affairs team briefing. In January the virus was and had already spread to Europe by then. And yet throughout the month of February, nothing was done to stop, or head off the spread of the virus. In fact this will go down as one of the worst national reactions to either an epidemic or a pandemic in Modern History. We are the worst Country in The World with dealing with this pandemic and that can only be summed up one way, we had a late start, late reaction, and this falls on the Federal Government. This Virus does not care if you are Democratic or Republican, it will affect us all in one way or another.
We need testing to combat this horrific disease, and when we finally get through these troubling times and we will, then it will be time to investigate what China did or did not do, but to focus on that right now is negligent and wrong. We as a nation need leadership from the top-down and as far as I can see, the federal government has not proven this by any stretch of the imagination.
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All The Best, and Stay Safe,